Yes, You Might Be Becoming a Bit of a Jerk

Science explains why there’s a loss of human compassion during pandemics

Wudan Yan
Elemental

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Illustrations: Virginia Gabrielli

Since Washington state, where I live, instated its stay-at-home order over 100 days ago, I’ve noticed a number of changes in my behavior. First, the novelty of the Zoom hangouts wore off, and I found connecting with friends and family over video chat left me feeling more

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